The UFC is currently seeking to make hundreds of millions of dollars off of a new TV deal in 2018. They are the only major sports organization with an expiring television contract, and the UFC is hoping to take advantage.
Unfortunately it is rumoured that Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg will be gone come that time. Rogan and Goldberg have been the UFC’s top announcing team going back almost 20 years. But some in the television world feel their style of broadcasting is too hype-filled, and are pushing the UFC to go in a different direction.
Here are 6 possible announcing duos to replace Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan.
6. Jon Anik and Dan Hardy
One option is to just increase the amount of UFC events called by the popular ex-welterweight contender Dan Hardy and Jon Anik.
Hardy has worked UFC Fight Nights and also served as an analyst for Fox Sports. He usually calls UFC’s big European events, and his breakdowns of upcoming fights can be found on Fight Pass.
Sadly Hardy started commentating because of a rare heart condition that will most likely prevent him from ever being cleared to fight again. The 34-year old was diagnosed with Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome in 2013.
Jon Anik, the company’s #2 play-by-play guy, blends well with Hardy’s analytic style of fight commentating.